One of the world’s most widely performed playwrights will be remembered only a month before his death anniversary with three events being held by the Strada Stretta Concept.

Dario Fo’s plays have been widely performed in contemporary times.Dario Fo’s plays have been widely performed in contemporary times.

Dario Fo, the Italian playwright, director and performer whose scathingly satirical work earned him both praise and condemnation, as well as the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature, died in Milan at the age of 90 in October last year.

He was best known for two works: Accidental Death of an Anarchist (1970), a play based on the case of an Italian railroad worker who was either thrown or fell from the upper storey of a Milan police station while being questioned on suspicion of terrorism; and his one-man show Mistero Buffo, written in 1969 and frequently revised and updated in the decades that followed, taking wild comic aim at politics and especially religion.

Mistero Buffo was a one-man play he travelled the world with for 30 years.

Now, finally, Mistero Buffo comes to Malta without Fo with his heir, Mario Pirovano.

The Strada Stretta Concept, under the auspices of the Valletta 2018 Foundation is presenting Mistero Buffo as part of the Dario Fo A Malta, a series of monologues and a workshop under the artistic direction of Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci.

The monologue is being presented at The Splendid in Strait Street, Valletta, on Thursday at 8pm. Entrance is free.

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